In 2017 the Oregon-Idaho and Pacific Northwest Conferences of The United Methodist Church will meet together in a shared annual conference session June 14 – 17, 2017 at the Red Lion on the River – Jantzen Beach in Portland, Oregon.
The shared session will begin with the installation of Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky as the presiding bishop of the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Representatives from the Alaska Conference will also join their southern neighbors for the installation.
The conferences will meet through the session in both joint and individual plenary meetings as well as sharing worship, laity meetings, workshops and mission experiences. Bishop Stanovsky and the design team invite all participants to make this a time of connection and learning about the common goals and values of the two conferences.
Invitation letters with more detail will go out to clergy and lay members of the conference in early March. Online registration for members and guest will be available after April 1st.